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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

Journalists can contact us via our press office: Telephone: 0203 789 2114 (Emergency out of hours: 07584 277 119) or email: 

Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.

Inquiry publishes decision in respect of Medomsley case study

5 December 2019

The Inquiry has today (5 December) published a Determination in respect of the case study concerning Medomsley Youth Detention Centre, part of the Children in Custodial Institutions investigation.

Extra hearing day in Accountability and Reparations Phase Two investigation

3 December 2019

An extra sitting day in the second phase of the Accountability and Reparations investigation will be held on 5 February 2020.

Three days of public hearings in this phase were held from 26-28 November, focusing on the law of limitation and potential redress schemes.

Inquiry announces publication date for Children Outside the UK Phase Two report

2 December 2019

The Inquiry will publish its report into the second phase of the Children Outside the UK investigation on 9 January 2020.

Inquiry to hold public hearing in second phase of Accountability and Reparations investigation

21 November 2019

The Inquiry is holding a public hearing in the second phase of the Accountability and Reparations investigation from November 26-28.

This three-day hearing will focus on two key issues. Firstly, whether the law of limitation should be reformed to make it easier for victims and survivors to bring claims for non-recent child sexual abuse. The Limitation Act 1980 currently puts time limits on when claims can be made.

Three schools to be examined in second phase of Residential Schools investigation

19 November 2019

The Inquiry has announced three schools which it will consider during the second phase of the Residential Schools investigation.

New research explores children and young people’s views on online sexual harm

14 November 2019

The Inquiry has published new research exploring children and young people’s perspectives on online sexual harm and the education they receive on this in school.

Survivors of child sexual abuse invited to share views on access to records

8 November 2019

Survivors of child sexual abuse who have struggled to access their childhood records are being invited to speak to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Victims and survivors tell Inquiry that physical and sexual abuse was endemic in children’s homes and residential care

7 November 2019

New research from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that 39 percent of children sexually abused in residential care also experienced physical abuse - and a fear of retribution stopped many victims from speaking out.

Inquiry publishes financial report Q2 2019/20

6 November 2019

 The Inquiry has today published its financial report for the second quarter of 2019/20.
The report sets out the Inquiry’s spending on staffing costs, legal costs, safeguarding and other expenses for this financial year up to 30 September 2019.

Inquiry announces final investigation into Effective Leadership of Child Protection

1 November 2019

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into Effective Leadership of Child Protection. The investigation will focus on practical experience of leadership and management.

The Truth Project

Our Truth Project offers the opportunity for Victims and Survivors to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged.

The Media Centre

The media centre provides useful documents for covering our public hearings and investigation reports. Timetables, press releases, summaries and a range of images and logos are also available. This page is updated regularly.

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